Look up Deedy in Websters Dictionary and you will see the following definition - \Deed"y\, a. Industrious; active. [R.] --Cowper. But to me Deedy is simply my last name and not a very common one at that. My Father always said "find yourself in a strange city? Open a phone book, find a Deedy and give them a call - chances are they are a relative." So, for all the Deedy's out there hello and welcome.

Found in the Catholic Book of Days by John Deedy

The Catholic Book of Days
By John Deedy
Copyright 1989 The Thomas Moore Press Chicago, IL

In acknowledgements
“Reproductions of 1897 – 98 1919 union records of Edward Deedy used with permission of Mrs. Louise Buckley and Elizabeth and Mae Deedy.” (Photo of union card on May 16 page in book)

From foreword of book:

“It’s also been something of a sentimental journey --- to the old practices of the faith into which I was born, the old prayers, the old traditions, the old influences. On a more personal level, it was particularly moving in dealing with the great social encyclicals of the popes to be able to invoke pictorially by way of union-membership documents, the shade of my paternal grandfather, a favorite forebear. My grandfather came out of a thatched cottage with earthen floor in Firies, County Kerry. He was a highly intelligent man, and devout in the manner of the old Irish, and when Leo XIII blessed labor unionism, he by the circumstances of emigration would be among the very first to draw, as it were, on the blessing. That was a proud thing, for him and now his descendants.”


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